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toll from the mudslide in washington state has grown. two dozen now confirmed dead. and a new report on climate change with some dire and urgent warnings. & the deadline for health
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insurance to avoid a penalty, enrollment under the affordable care act ends at midnight tonight, and it looks like there are plenty of folks who have waited until the last day. people have been lining up at some of the pop-up locations where they can get the paperwork started. that's on top of the people who have been signing up online the last couple of days. david shuster joins us. >> the health care website received over 4 million visits over the weekend and that doesn't include a very heavy search today. by noon today the call centers designed to help people had registered more than 400,000 calls. it does appear that the program is going to be close or perhaps blow by the initial signup goals. either way, the health care into state and federal years. enrollment results, 9.5 million
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people that previously did not have coverage gained coverage. 45 to 48 million haas year to between 35.5 and.5 million today. this is -- 38.5 million today. polling by gallup, going into march the percentage had dropped to 15.9%. that is the primary goal in all this to decrease the number of americans who do not have coverage. when the uninsured do not have have -- go to the hospital, somebody has to pay. the breakdown on how they did it is revealing. going into the weekend about 6 million americans had signed up on marketplace exchanges, about a third or 2 million had no insurance whatsoever. according to data from rand 4.5 million previously uninsured adults have signed up through
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medicaid. that has been politically charged and only half the states have agreed to do it. because of americans who lost coverage because their previous plans were cancelled because of not meeting standards, that is less than 1 million. most of americans that lost their old policies have found other ones or competitive priced alternatives on the obamacare exchanges. so when it comes to people getting coverage, the system appears to be working. however in order to avoid sky skyrocketing premiums, younger must participate compared to older more expensive americans. overall percentage is 38%, going into this weekend, 26%. that's why the push at the end is aimed at younger people. the young invincibles is crucial, the data on their signup will come out later this week and that should speak
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volumes about this program whether it remains sustainable. >> whoa, david, a hot of information there. one thing we know for sure is there are problems with the website. good they take the website down every night for routine maintenance. it was anything but routine last night. jay carney the white house spokesperson was asked about the technical glitches, here's how he responded. >> people ought to go to, they ought to make a call into the call-in center and start enrolling and if they start they will be able to finish. >> the white house positive spinning says, look, this is a sign that a lot have people are signing up, the people who start this process have another two weeks to complete it. >> the white house say more than 6 million people have signed up for health care coverage but there are millions of americans who still can't afford it.
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libby casey is here to report. >> too little money to qualify for federal subsidies that can help them buy health insurance and yet they don't qualify for medicaid, the program that helps the poor, because they don't live in a state that allows that coverage. one we visited in arlington, virginia for a lot of them it's their last hope. good one a month for four mors diane brown has come to the arlington free clinic in virginia hoping to pet fee care. >> this is it for anyone who doesn't have medical insurance and canned afford it, this cling is the only way and unfortunately this is the only one here in our area. >> reporter: the clinic serves 1700 people but has to turn away hundreds more. so it ahold monthly lottery
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to -- holds a monthly lottery to pick about a dozen new patients. >> hopefully i'll fet accepted. >> brown is too young for medicare and without dependent children she doesn't qualify for medicaid. virginia is one of the four hardest states in the country. >> everything i talk about obamacare is two, three, $400 a month. if you only get $900-something a month, you can't afford that. so the free clinic is my only chance to receive medication. >> reporter: the obama administration intended and expanded medicaid to cover people like her but the supreme court let the state decide whether or not to grow the program. virginia's democratic governor wands to expand medicaid but the
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democraticcous is against that. >> people have one, two, three jobs, what they lack is health insurance. >> jodysteiner kelly directs clinical administration. c kevin jackson. >> i got here early this morning so i can get some health care assistance. like i say i'm trying to take care of my health today, and you know, hopefully i be the one. >> some are lucky. >> n -- 1. >> we got that -- very excited. i'm happy. the last ticket and i finally got in! >> others are not. >> at any time go well today but i'm glad for those that did get in. they're numbers and they can be treated. >> diane brown says she'll be back next month because that's her only option. >> i got my head up, i'm motivated, i'm going to keep
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coming, because one day i'm going to get that number. >> hopeful visitors to the arlington free clinic are concerned with another date, the clinic's next lottery. >> tony, the decision by states not to extend their medicaid rules, then pay for 90% of it after that but states say either we still can't afford that or we're just philosophically opposed to that. tony. >> lick e-libby casey. thank you. we have just learned that the death toll of that horrendous washington state landslide has just gone up to 24. sabrina register is with us. sabrina. >> we have those latest numbers of 24 confirmed dead. we have got good news to report,
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that is, the weather is really helping rescue crews today. they are combing debris field. we have had terrible weather the last couple of days, a lot of steady wind and a lot of rain. in fact it's the second wettest march on record, over 8 inches. so certainly we're getting that break today. they continue to comb looking for the 30 people still missing. we're told about 120 search personnel on the ground, that includes professional search and rescue teams as well as volunteers looking for those missing. also gathering memorabilia, personal items to give to family members. in addition to the weather they've also gotten a break, opening up an access road, easier for crews to enter the debris field rather than having helicopters transporting them from one side of the debris field to the other. >> they are being successful and
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very methodology in moving through -- methodical in moving through. we have 120 out there combination of volunteers and professional search and rescue teams. folks are still working on the road, improving the bypass service road. >> reporter: crews are also making a lot of headway moving that debris. but it's going to take some time. there's 6,000 feet of it we're told in some areas it's anywhere from 30 to 75 feet. so certainly going to take some time but they are making headway. tony. >> sabrina, a highway i understand was completely wiped out in the mudslide. have officials said anything about how long it will take to repair that particular road? >> reporter: tony, we've asked that question and they just don't have an estimate yet. again all that debris is really hampering the effort to open up that road. they do have that access road as i mentioned for emergency
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vehicles but residents can't use that. so if they use in the nearby town of darrington and they're traveling to work in another community that would take 40 minutes is taking upwards to three hours. tony. >> sabrina register for us in washington state, sabrina, thank you. secretary of state john kerry will try to rescue negotiations thathat appear to be on the brik of breaking down. nick schifrin joins us, nick, the u.s. wants these talks to move forward, it is even talking about releasing a man who spied on the u.s. for israel. >> reporter: tony, an american citizen who spied on the u.s. for israel for years. he brought out 2,000 documents of classified material for many years for the israelis on pakistani on arab on soviet
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fracture thafractureinfrastructn pollard. for years, cia directors, defense chiefs have all said they would quit if pollard were released. tonight the u.s. is talking about possibly releasing him. give you a sense of why they were opposed, here is a quote from the u.s. own assessment of how much damage he did. the quote is the unauthorized disclosure to the israelis of such a large and varied body of classified material poses threat of many kinds of intelligence exchanges, including the possibility of extended compromise of some of pollard's material to third countries. so many people were furious
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about his crime, sentenced to life, now the u.s. is feeling that these talks are so important, perhaps collapsing in the next day they need to consider releasing someone who they consider a traitor. >> there's also prisoner release that's become really contentious here. why hasn't israel released the last group of palestinian prisoners? >> basically this is an agreement that israel made at the beginning of these talks. 104 prisoners, always saved the toughest group for last. the last group has palestinian israelis, committed crimes against israel inside of israel. they have been in israeli prisons for a long time since before 1993. israel feels that the palestinian president shouldn't have authority over israeli citizens.
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that's why it's kept these prisoners until the last moment or the last group. they said look we agreed to this, you would release these prisoners, we would not go to the u.n. to seek statehood. you promised, missed the deadline and if those prisoners are not released by tomorrow the palestinians are saying they will walk away from the talks. the most crucial night in middle east talks since obama became the president. it will happen in the next 24 hours, or not. we'll know by tomorrow evening. >> what are the chances of this round of talks getting extended? >> i think on one side, the u.s. wouldn't talk about releasing pollard or possibly releasing pollard, kerry wouldn't fly here for a 12-hour visit unannounced if they didn't they they could make the deal. but the palestinians are very
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clear, if there are no release of prisoners we will walk away. there is no movement on either side suggesting there will be a release. >> nick schifrin, thank you. increased efforts to find the missing malaysia airlines flight, with a u.s. navy black box detector, using -- finding the black box would be the fastest way to find out what happened. another big recall for general motors. more than a million cars this time. and it's just the latest in a series of problems for the auto maker. ali velshi tells us what it means next. and a decision that could stop japan on its annual whale hunt.
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>> turkey's prime minister has vowed to rule out his political enemies. prime minister reap recep tayip
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erdogan. omar al salah reports. >> a fine day in istanbul doesn't show the polarized election results. >> the table of i don't believe in the smear campaigns and have shown they stand with the gort. >> prime minister recep tayip erdogan is at the center of allegation of dictatorship, he says the results prove his critics wrong. some analysts believe erdogan is, he excused them of orchestrating smear campaigns against his government.
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>> translator: they try to do a coup against the government. the turkish people reacted at the ballot box. >> the leader of the republican people's party is promising to fight on. >> we did not get the results we expected. we will reach out to more poem to tell them the facts. i did all i could as party leader but i also have inefficiencies, this is the beginning. we will come back much stronger. >> turkey will probably remain divided, as it prepares for next year's general election. it is not clear yet if prime minister erdogan will run for the presidency but the results his party has secured so far will help bolster his ambitions. >> the u.n.'s highest court says hunt is not for scientific
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purposes as japan's government claims. ab drew thomas with more. >> years of arguments, months of deliberation, thousands of debt whales. it all boind down to a verdict that took two hours to explain but had one very firm message. japan's whaling program is not for scientific research and should end immediately. >> the evidence from the court further suggest there is little attention given to nonlethal research methods more extensively to achieve the objectives and that funding considerations rather than strictly scientific criteria played a role in the program's designed. >> an internationally agreed moratorium bans whaling but there is an exception for scientific research. japan claims its operation was just that. a cover for a different
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operation. whales might need to be killed for scientific research but it found japan's methods could not be justified particularly the number of whales killed. and that cast doubt on the whole scientific program. japan's claim was that whatever scientific whaling was whatever the country decided it was, was rejected. >> made it clear that what the test of what was scientific doesn't depend on just one country, it depends on looking at the overall context of the treaty and this test of reasonableness. i think japan clearly with hindsight of course made a miscalculation of what they were entitled to. >> the objection to japan's existing whaling program means it will never be able to whale again. the court found its objection to japan's scientific whaling program was cover for a
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commercial operation, was correct. one still kills whales but fewer of them ortho politically awkward it could withdraw from whaling moratorium altogether, and start whaling again not even claiming it is for scientific purposes. it could be dead in the water. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sydney. >> earlier, the director of sea shepherd gave me his reaction. >> this verdict vindicates our position on that. so we're quite happy. >> under japan's whaling program i understand which was established in 1986, this number, wow, what a number, 12,000 whales have been taken each and every year. what is the best explanation you've heard from japan? because it would have been made
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in this court, for what japan was actually researching? >> they weren't researching anything at all. there was hardly any scientists involved. between 1950 and 1987 the number of whales killed for scientific research purposes was 950 whales, from all countries. all tarted in 1987, that was the moratorium that commercial whaling began. so it's all really convenient. there's been no scientific papers published, the court saw that and saw it was bogus and ruled accordingly. >> is it true the number of people in japan that actually benefit from whaling is actually minimal, whale meat actually constitutes less than 1% of the japanese protein intake. >> there's 6,000 tons of whale
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meat in japan right now that cannot be marketed. it is a hugely subsidized market and the whaling has been declining every year, it's a dying industry and is propped up by japanese subsidies. >> will japan opt out of the treaty and continue to hunt? >> i think this gets the japanese out of a very unpopular industry. they have been reluctant to surrender because they feel they would be giving into outside pressures so i think this will give them an opportunity to shut it down. >> captain paul watson of sea shepherd. >> general motors announcing another huge recall of 1.5 million cars. what has mary barrra sanitaried
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sanitaried -- inherited here? >> general motors recalled another 1.5 million cars. these ones may suffer a sudden law of electric power steering and then revert to manual steering and could result in an accident. increases the risk of a crash because of that. today's announcement tony brings the total this year alone to 6.2 million vehicles recalled. this includes 2.6 million recalled for faulty ignition switches, that's the story that got all the news causing nearly 13 deaths, this adds up to a nightmare for ceo mary barra, she goes in front of congress have see if the regulator ntsa is too close. there is a recall on friday brought by gm another recall on saturday and this one today. this is a serious, serious
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breach of people's trust. in what can mary barra say tomorrow in her testimony, do we have an idea? >> i would say today's recall, friday's and saturday's, is a result of mary barra, saying to her executives, do not put me in a situation of a recall after i go to congress. you don't generally recall a car in a short order of time. you have to know there were potential dangers. that does lead guys like me to say, what did general motors know, how long did they know it? mary barra has been with general motors her entire career. by the way when our tax dollars were going to save general motors, i was a remarkable public advocate of this. but to get that taxpayer money they kept their mouths shut. i hope we get to the bottom of
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this. >> because ali i remember there were people lined up to say this is good money after bad, that is a bad company, it doesn't necessarily make a good product right now. that was part of the argument -- >> and the only thing that works in their favor, it's not really working in their favor, it's just that some of these recalls are from cars that are older than when that debate was taking place in 2008 and 2009. when that's the excuse that saves you that's pretty bad. >> what else are you working for often your program? >> the obamacare deadline, tonight, but people have had problems, we'll talk about whether these extensions hef you, what the penalties are how to make a better decision before midnight. >> ali velshi, good to see you ali. thank you. new rules to improve road safety. rules made after may 2018 all cars will have to have rear view
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cameras, increasing visibility for drivers when reversing. according to official figures, backup accidents kill over 210 people a year and cause 15,000 injuries. a new warning from climate change experts, they say there's no doubt that people are already causing serious probts to the planet and it -- problems to the planet. opening day, this year it comes with a huge change for the game.
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>> welcome back everyone to al jazeera america. some dire and urgent quarntion from a u.n. group on climate change. scientists say we need to take immediate action to counter the facts on this man made calamity. jonathan betz is here.
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>> another sign of global warning, top polluters like china, united states, india have caused most of the problems but the poor countries are going to suffer the most. maces likmace places like bangl, killer heat waives which will hurt the economy, crops like whoat already strange. strainin. the snow that does fall is melting earlier, leading to longer droughts and more wildfires, especially feared in the west and the south yet in the north it will likely continue seeing massive floods.
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the one bright spot here, companies do seem to be taking global warning seriously and the u.n. says there's time to adapt and also slow some of the effects of pollution, tony. >> all right, jonathan betz, jonathan thank you. rising sea levels and coastal flooding from climate change pose another dangerous risk. the effects are already noticeable on bola island on bangladesh. >> he watched as the rampaging rivers swallowed the homes on bola island, he always felt he and his family would be safe. >> even a year ago, you couldn't see the river from here, it was miles away, the waters broke through anyway. >> this used to be the room where his family would eat. now they're forced to eat in the
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open. mohamed was born in this house. he spends his whole life here. now he has to find a new place to stay. it is a process many locals on the island have gone through eight, nine even ten times. if locals here say just ten years ago it used to take two whole days to walk from here to the river bank. stretching out from here there used to be a dozen villages. today they're all gone. >> according to experts climate change is to blame for pola's disappearing act. a river that crashes down on its shores harder than ever thanks to torrential rains. >> developed countries the highest carbon imagers. >> house the displaced but there aren't enough of them.
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>> the demand for these houses is much more than the supply. for so many people who have lost their homes the demand is too much. >> even some of these villages have been lost to the encroaching waters. half of the villagers have been displaced. it won't be long until they face the same fate. al jazeera,. >> the egyptian court has refused bail to baher mohamed, peter greste and mohamed fahmy. they have been charged with belonging to a terrorist group. al jazeera denies this and continues to ask for their release. the government is trying to
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remove al qaeda linked fighters there, anbar, living on a shelter is better than living through the fighting. iimran khan reports. >> there are 191,000 people registered as internally displaced. they live like this. internally displaced is the potential term. perhaps the better term would be refugees within their own country. they were trying to escape the fighting after iraq's army took on gunmen from islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> we're called on to fires.
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on one side the iraqi army were shelling the town. on the other side, the israelis were firing back, it was a living hell. i was afraid we were not going to make it out alive, it is safer here but a different kind of hell. >> the amount of people arriving frofrom anbar province. >> from anbar province, the people are being housed anywhere they can, in disused schools, porter cabins and even in empty home, officials say they are struggling to cope. >> his job is to provide aid and logistics. >> we are rapidly reaching our
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last vestige. the facing needs to help us, we have not received any help. >> a much bigger effort is needed but most important is a resolution to the conflict in in anbar province. that doesn't look like it will happen any time soon. imran khan. al jazeera. >> the blast as centered on an area of nairobi plarnl popular with somali residents, knock has taken responsibility. cn yah's army has been helping the mogadishu government. >> charges of pervez musharraf,
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70-year-old musharraf could face the death penalty if he is convicted. he told the court he acted under the advice from both the cabinet and prime minister. and senegal the government has closed the land border with guinea after 78 people died from the ebola virus. residents in the guinea capital, senegal made its decision after liberia confirmed the two cases of the ebola virus this week, this is the first outbreak in 20 years. slave like working conditions in london, according to human rights watch which released a report on domestic workers. >> the sentence of modern day slavery in the u.k. has shocked many people. filipino workers have come to
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london with their wealthy employers. cabala has seized their passports and enslave them. this woman ended under taking pills. >> my employer came to see me, she said are you crazy, away did you is dangerous, i said i want to die. >> what is extraordinary about this is the slavery seems to be happening in the wealthy parts of western london, the domestic serve attitude at home have simply transported tear rules and their staff to london on the theory they can get away with it just as easy here. >> but cafala, tie the visas together of worker and employer.
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critics say it means filipino staff are left with no rights. >> with this law, you don't have any chance to change any employer. what will happen is you stay in that house being abused not being fed not being paid because you know that if you go, if you run away from your employer, you will become undocumented. >> the home office is standing by its viet arules. abuse of overseas domestic workers is unacceptable but they have access to u.k. employment rules and provided with a letter of where to get help if needed. human rights watch says this system is simply not working. >> there is no mechanism to check on domestic workers once they are in the u.k. some worker told us that their employers told them to lie, in the visa application says, we
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are going to pay our worker 1,000 pounds a month, in fact they pay them 200 pounds a month. >> biggest push to stop slavery in the u.k. for generations but will not cover abuse of domestic staff. their rights appear to be solely in the hands of their employers with few checks on their welfare. lawns lee, al jazeera, london. >> a report is out on tha that e asiana aircraft crash last summer. >> the july crash killed three of the 307 passengers, the exact cause has not been determined.
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resigning after a peaceful protest turned to mayhem after shootings by the albuquerque police force. draiforts rallied for -- demonstrators rallied for ten hours yesterday. authorities are involved in far too many shootings since 2010. there have been 37 officer related shootings, 23 of them have been fatal. in california rescuers have called off the search for a man who was swept out to sea during a baptism ceremony. 43-year-old benito florrest was helping to baptise people in the pacific ocean. during the ceremony a wave carried him away from shore. searchers said it would be difficult for anyone to survive more than half an hour in the cold water. oranges are a big business in florida but changing habits in agricultural pets are threatening the state's citrus
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growers. andy gallagher has a look at the state's massive industry. >> florida is known as the sunshine state for good reason but it could just as easily be the citrus state. orange groves are a vital part of the economy providing thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue. but things are changing. >> sales are down substantially, part of that is a supply issue. florida's production is down drastically. seems like only ten years ago we were harvesting over 200 million boxes of oranges. now this year we'll be lucky to harvest 105 million boxes. >> that drop in production is down to this tiny insect, called the asian citrus cillis, spreads citrus greening, the reason why prices are rising. >> it's better for you any time you're thirst city. >> the days when orange juice
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was on everywhere breakfast table are gone thanks to rising prices and lifestyle changes. a juicy bag of oranges no longer seems to hold the appeal it used to. >> when you pick the oranges they are small and have that citrus greening disease and they don't have the good florida orange juice flavor. >> but citrus greening remains the single problem in the state, in an industry worth around $30 million. growing oranges is now an uncertain business. smaller orange growers the risks are even greater. if citrus greening has the potential to wipe out your sole source of income, many here are turning to new crops. for fourth generation citrus farmer dustin lowe that's been towrng crops likturning to crope
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blueberries. >> if we stayed in citrus i wouldn't have a full time farmer. i'd still have to have a full time job somewhere else and be a part time farmer. >> getting production back up and, the next few years will be even tougher for florida's most important crops, andrew gallagher, dundee, florida. >> i could use all of the vitamin c on that conveyor belt right now. it is opening day and for the first time the umpire's call is overturned. >> a lot of them should be overturned in the past. well, major league baseball, stiffer penalties for performance enhancing drugs.
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but the most expanded use on baseball, they would receive another one. umpires can call for a review at any time however all remaze will be reviewed not by the umpires at the game but rather a crew at a command center in new york. previously only home run calls were reviewable but now mlb says 90% of all plays can be reviewed. data revealed of the 377 missed calls, 87% of them came on forced plays. speaking of speaking up, safe at first base in the bottom of the sixth inning with the braves. after atlanta manager freddy gonzalez challenged, the replay clearly showed third baseman chris's throw beat johnson he
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was called out and the braves got another challenge. a lot of people think that's much overdue. modern technology is just too hard for them not to make these calls. >> there you go, the viewing experience i said this earlier, at home is so much superior right? and you see these calms, you see the missed calls as well as the great calls that you have got to answer that. >> there are 2100 major league baseball calls, the umpires are good you just want to get it right for the sanctity of the game. >> michael eaves, thank you. in absolutely. >> could give people nearly a minute's notice that an earthquake was about to strike but a lack of funding is holding up the work. that's next.
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>> scientists are developing an earthquake early warning system that could save lives. a new prototype warned researchers four seconds before the earthquake hit southern california last week. there is a funding problem. jake ward joins us now from san francisco with more on this system. jake. >> tony, that's right. and it turns out that there is a tremendous difference between forecasting an earthquake which science can't currently do and predicting it for a few seconds' notice. the 1989 loma prieta earthquake was a 6.9 on the richter scale and it devastated san francisco. on this very corner a fire raged out of control and much of this neighborhood the marina had to be rebuilt. 600 deaths, 3700 injuries and $6
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billion in property damage making it one of the most expensive disasters in u.s. history. but while we might think we're acquainted with the damage earthquakes can do the truth is we have just begun to study them. >> we have been watching earthquakes serials for about 50 years now. and to think that in the last 50 years of recording, we've captured the important parts, well, probably not. so there's probably a lot of surprises still out this for us. >> science can't currently forecast exactly when an earthquake will begin. but in japan which has ten times as many earthquakes as we do, a national network of seismometers will ping your phone in the moments before shake begins. a similar cal tech lab.
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>> it is slowly moving up the fault here towards los angeles. the red denotes the heaviest shaking, this is eventually going to be a magnitude 7.8 quake. the idea is as the purple and blue waves, the p waves hit los angeles that's when the residents will get their warning. that's about a minute and a half before the bad stuff starts. in what's the use of a one-minute warning? >> even with a couple of seconds there's a lot you can do. the dentist can take the drill out of your mouth or the surgeon takes the knife out of your chest. there are a lot of automatic things that can be done in manufacturing setting. >> but why worry about something so rare? well, consider how bad earthquakes can be and how few we have actually experienced. thomas heaton points to 1911 and 1912 when five earthquakes
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struck california and southern missouri. >> there was very little damage but if you moved those five earthquakes to the united states today basically people would have a very different opinion about earthquakes. >> it's not a question of whether we can predict earthquakes. it is whether we are willing to pay for that ability. scientists estimate a system like that could take up to 16 billion to implement. not to mention codes that we would have to enact to make us protective as a society. an apop lip tick quake may not his us within our lifetime. are we ready to handle it? >> what about seismic detection more generally? >> well, tony, it really -- california as a state legislature has passed a bill that wants to fund some science
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to look into how this would work but they haven't put any money behind that. when you contrast with it japan, and how much money they have put into it, japanese researchers in tokyo have felt an earthquake at hand but you have to come out here to the research in san francisco, and the funding is very, very slim. >> sounds like that's where we are, in san francisco jake thank you. some u.s. are spitting mad. john terret is here to explain. >> well, spitting mad is absolutely quite right. and you might say that because this is a camel story coming up just to alert you. because according to the state department is about to throw $400,000 taxpayer dollars to
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this, a life size white camel gazing into the eye of an oversized shiny needle. officials used a four page document to justify the purchase. you might remember that both the bible and the koran use the metaphor of a camel passing through the eye of a needle. it's easier than a rich man trying to enter the kingdom of heaven. this one is a winery in napa valley, california. but identically you might say it's a spitting image, the plan is to play down the dramadary, a small part of the total funds
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0.5% is spent on art purchases. the trouble is $400,000 is about 400 times more than the average pakistani's salary. what do you call a camel with no humps? >> humphrey, back in a moment. real reporting that brings you
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insurance. 1.2 million people visited the website this weekend. the influx of visitors caused the site to crash at least three times today. they can get an extension if they had trouble creating an account and could not finish the operation. the dead toll has been raised to 24 in the washington state mudslide. 30 people remain unaccounted for in this disaster. some dire warnings from a u.n. panel of scientists. they say the effects of climate change can be seen across the globe. the u.n. says we can be looking at globaling hunger and drought if nothing is done to fix the problem. secretary of state john kerry is back in the middle east for peace talks. kerry will meet with a leading palestinian.
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